The Neutral Bay Club runs junior tennis classes throughout the year for different age groups and skills. Classes operate every morning between 08:00 to 08.50, and every afternoon from 15.30 to 18.30. For children attending Neutral Bay Public School we offer a drop off and pick up service.
The classes support Tennis Australia’s ANZ Hot Shots Development Programme. Classes running include:
For 5 – 8 year olds, this is a basic introduction to tennis. The group coaching gives young beginners self-confidence and helps them to develop gross motor skills in a fun environment. The use of a red ball, which is larger than the standard yellow ball and doesn’t bounce as high (25% compression), allows even the youngest player to achieve a measure of success.
For 8 – 10 year olds, this is group coaching with an orange ball, which bounces a little higher but still not at full compression (50%). It encourages the continuing development of young a player's physical skills and self-confidence while also introducing them to tennis techniques and stroke mastery.
For children of 9+, this is group coaching using a green ball (75% compression). The group sessions allow young players to focus on perfecting their court technique and racquet strokes.
For experienced juniors as a transition towards adult play.